Mental health counselor earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Mental health counselor salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $63,900
Utah $55,150
Wyoming $55,900
Oregon $50,340
New Jersey $50,210
Arkansas $51,690
Connecticut $48,410
Idaho $48,010
Maine $50,720
North Dakota $52,790
Nebraska $45,620
Oklahoma $48,230
Colorado $46,370
Minnesota $46,580
New Hampshire $44,760
Virginia $45,260
North Carolina $46,530
Michigan $46,390
Iowa $39,350
Nevada $46,190
Hawaii $40,590
Texas $41,560
California $40,710
Ohio $44,130
Washington $44,400
Arizona $46,800
Massachusetts $39,880
South Dakota $42,440
Wisconsin $43,980
District of Columbia $43,090
Florida $42,930
Kentucky $39,790
South Carolina $38,410
Alabama $40,890
Mississippi $42,270
Georgia $41,610
Pennsylvania $41,160
Illinois $38,500
Maryland $40,230
New York $38,030
Kansas $40,970
New Mexico $37,400
Indiana $40,420
Missouri $39,200
Delaware $40,040
Vermont $37,660
Montana $37,080
Louisiana $35,380
Tennessee $31,360
West Virginia $32,390
Puerto Rico $24,090

How do mental health counselor salaries compare to similar careers?

Mental health counselors earn about the same as related careers in New York. On average, they make less than medical records technicians but more than counselors.

Career Median Salary
Medical records technician salary $43K
Marriage therapist salary $40K
Veterinary technologist salary $42K
Community health worker salary $39K
Psychiatric technician salary $41K
Mental health counselor salary $38K
Psychiatric aide salary $43K
Ophthalmic medical technician salary $39K
Medical transcriptionist salary $37K
Counselor salary $36K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)